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Old February 24th, 2012, 09:51 PM   #1

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About the impact of Latin america on Europe


You know, there are bunch of influences that europe gave to Latin America, but it is hard to find its vice versa(except for economic, micro-historical factors)

So I wanna ask you about the impacts that Latin America gave to Europe, especially scholastic and political factors as well as that of philosophical.

I especially prefer to be provided specific web pages or books about this theme. Expecting your answers.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 10:00 PM   #2
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Well to be honest, based off rather basic knowledge or pre-colonial Americas I think I hear they place those civilizations at about the bronze age? I could be wrong, that is of course excluding the rarities that did occur in astronomy and what not.

So scientifically they were behind for the most part. Another factor I believe is organized religion. Most crusaders or explorers at least pretended to be staunch men of god, Protestant or Catholic, especially with the Spanish. They probably observed some local customs some maybe including human sacrifice and at that point judgement was cast. In that time, all people tended to view their civilizations as more civilized and seeing this stuff probably confirmed judgments.
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Very little impact on Europe, but more impact of North America. One impact was gold and silver the Spanish looted. The other was that American Indians had few domisticated animals but were the most advanced in plant breeding in the world. I lot of foods were native to the Americas and had been developed by the Indians.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 07:24 AM   #5

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Much of economic modern theorem co0mes from the bullion trade, specifically with Potosi in Bolivia. The portuguese gold notably saved Europe in many instances during the 18th century.

As a result, this gave the Europeans resources to trade with in hte first place with Asia. Paving the way for both old and new imperialism...

This is what I just came up with in a couple of secs though, so I can't provide you with any books. If you read about Spanish History as a whole, then that is probably the best way to find your answers, assuming you are able to make connections
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"Ancient" Latin America makes no sense to me, since the ancient cultures (more than 500 years) had nothing to do with the "Latin" part of the world at that time - Parts of Northern and Central Europe on the other hand had in some sense part in "Latin" culture.
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You know, there are bunch of influences that europe gave to Latin America, but it is hard to find its vice versa(except for economic, micro-historical factors)

So I wanna ask you about the impacts that Latin America gave to Europe, especially scholastic and political factors as well as that of philosophical.

I especially prefer to be provided specific web pages or books about this theme. Expecting your answers.
The contributions of the New World to Europe within the Triangular Trade revolved around four products, furs, food, gold, and silver. I feel that the biggest impact that the New World had on Europe was within the food trade. Foods such as corn and potatoes gave Europeans a healthier change of food from the usual 'gruel' the common peasant ate. With this new, healthier person people began to live longer, which I feel is a very important effect that the New World had on Europe.

Other food products include cocoa beans, coffee, rum, sugar, and molasses.




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Hey Jes...
If you're still there....
influences that Latin America gave to Europe?? I think it is really hard to mention something important.... besides soccer. Gold and silver mentioned above: Latin America didn't give that to Europe. The most important part was stolen by Europe much before there was really a Latin America. The same with potatoes, cacao, cofee, tomatoes and others. Not to mention the seeds of the latex tree (seringueira).
Soccer as a phenomenon that shapes society: definetly that's a latin-american product making great impact in Europe. Not just the great players individually. Would the Fifa world cup be what it is if there were no Latin American teams? What about the champions league and the most important national leagues? Would they move such amounts of money and people if there had never been Latin American (mostly from Brasil and Argentina) players?? I think the answer is no.

Did you know that the great novel "El quijote" was inspired in a real story from South America.
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Hey Jes...
If you're still there....
influences that Latin America gave to Europe?? I think it is really hard to mention something important.... besides soccer. Gold and silver mentioned above: Latin America didn't give that to Europe. The most important part was stolen by Europe much before there was really a Latin America. The same with potatoes, cacao, cofee, tomatoes and others. Not to mention the seeds of the latex tree (seringueira).
Soccer as a phenomenon that shapes society: definetly that's a latin-american product making great impact in Europe. Not just the great players individually. Would the Fifa world cup be what it is if there were no Latin American teams? What about the champions league and the most important national leagues? Would they move such amounts of money and people if there had never been Latin American (mostly from Brasil and Argentina) players?? I think the answer is no.

Did you know that the great novel "El quijote" was inspired in a real story from South America.
Well, soccer was actually invented by the British, so it doesn't count either.

I'd say music. Tango was mentioned earlier (although Carlos Gardel was French some say that Tango as it is known now was born in Paris), Cumbia, Salsa, Samba, etc.

I did also read that public transportation was invented in Argentina, but I have my doubts on the veracity of that claim.
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